Shipwrecks of Nova Scotia
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Wreck Chart #2
Halifax and Approaches
Steinmann wreck report
from the New York Times
(Nat.Marine Mus., Antwerp)
A diver explores the
Daniel Steinmann wreck
The table below provides historical and statistical data on the vessel. Some of the information may be incomplete. If you have additions or corrections, please e-mail us at the address listed below.
|Vessel Name||Daniel Steinmann|
|Other Names||Original name Khedive|
|Vessel Type||Barquentine-rigged steamer|
|Owner||White Cross Line, Antwerp|
|Length / Beam / Draft (feet)||277' / 34' / 25'|
|Propulsion||Steam / Screw|
|Cargo||Passengers and general cargo|
|Built||1875 at Antwerp, Belgium (J. Cockerill)|
|Date of Loss||April 3, 1884|
|Reason for Loss||Struck Mad Rock Shoal in fog and sank|
|Fatalities||121 (9 survivors)|
|Last Trip||Antwerp to Halifax|
|Wreck Location||Mad Rock Shoal, outside Halifax Harbour (near Sambro Island)|
|Coordinates (Loran C)|
|Water Depth (feet)||80'|
|Typical Visibility (feet)|
was carrying 38crew members and 92
passengers - mostly German immigrants
Captain: Henry Schoonhoven
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